Community Development

Community development

Top of the South Aquaculture and Seafood Trail

NZTRI's Tourism and Community Program is presently assessing visitor attitudes about aquaculture, seafood and tourism in the Marlborough, Nelson, Golden Bay
region as part of a year long survey.  The research has been conducted
in partnership with the i-Sites in the region and is partially funded by
Destination Marlborough, Nelson Tasman Tourism and the Marine Farming
Association. The International Institute for Tourism and Development at
Clemson University, Clemson, USA is a partner in this research.

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Puhoi to Pakiri Area Visitor Strategy Research Programme

The joint project between the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (based at AUT University), Rodney District Council and local tourism and business stakeholders will develop a sustainable five year strategic tourism development plan for the region. The Plan will be prepared in consultation initially with local tourism and business operators, with wider community input sought as the project progresses.

February 2010
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Sam Judd on capacity building and waste management in the Pacific

Sam Judd is co founder of a New Zealand charity called Sustainable Coastlines. Educated in New Zealand and Latin America, he has spearheaded large scale coastal cleanup events and is in the process of developing a formula for waste management in small island states.


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Fri, 11/13/2009 (All day)
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NZTRI presents at Cawthron Aquaculture Conference in Nelson

On November 5th, Dr.John Hull presented a breakout session at the Cawthron Aquaculture Conference in Nelson on NZTRI's continuing research linked to the role of Innovation on the Top of the South Aquaculture and Seafood Trail organised by the Marine Farming Association in 2006.  The session was attended by over 40 participants.  The survey results from businesses and planners conducted in 2008 and preliminary results of visitors to the region in 2009 were presented.  The baseline data is providing information fo

Dr John Hull presents at Umea University, Sweden

On September 29th, over 35 researchers interested in the social sustainability of hunting tourism gathered at Umea University, Sweden to share best practices and information on attitudes, impacts, and the informal and formal processes affecting hunting and fishing in peripheral areas of northern Europe and North America. Dr. John Hull, NZTRI Associate Director was invited as a guest speaker to present case study research from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

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